Sunday, July 12, 2009

August 1, 1971 - The Concert for Bangla Desh

Taped: Sunday 1 August 1971
Aired: Thursday 23 March 1972

George and Ringo appear twice (afternoon and evening) at the Concert For Bangla Desh, held at Madison Square Garden in New York in front of two capacity 20,000 crowds. Also appearing are Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar and members of Badfinger. During the concert George performs: 'Wah-Wah', 'My Sweet Lord', 'Awaiting On You All', 'Beware Of Darkness' (with Russell), 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps', 'Here Comes The Sun', 'Something' and 'Bangla Desh'. Ringo performs 'It Don't Come Easy'. Outside the venue, touts are seen getting between $50 and $600 for one single $7.50 ticket.

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